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High Arctic Odyssey Remote Russian Archipelagos

High Arctic Odyssey Remote Russian Archipelagos

Starting From:
£13,070 GBP
Duration:
22 days

Update on Voyages to Russia

Quark Expeditions is currently not operating or accepting bookings for trips that include Russia in the itinerary, as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. Trips that were scheduled to visit Russia have been rescheduled for alternate departures to other Arctic regions. Additionally, to ensure our guests have the most robust choice of Arctic voyages, we’ve introduced additional itineraries to Greenland, Iceland and Spitsbergen to our portfolio. You have plenty of options to explore the Arctic for an expedition of a lifetime.

It’s our ardent wish for peace to return to the region as soon as possible.

Travel well. Travel peacefully.

One of Earth’s last regions to be discovered, and the newest destination in Quark Expeditions’ portfolio, the High Russian Arctic is a place of mystery, beauty and wonder. On this stirring voyage along Russia’s ice-draped coastlines, we invite you to become one of the first passengers to visit this little-known region and encounter sights rarely seen by even the most intrepid adventurers.

From the breathtaking glaciers of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land to the stark, secluded islands of the icy Kara Sea, the remarkable features of this isolated wilderness will leave you awed and inspired. An incredible 22-day journey that will take you to far-flung landscapes unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed, High Arctic Odyssey is exclusively designed to allow you to maximize your time exploring these pristine environments, appreciate the rich and dramatic polar history of these faraway destinations, and, especially, increase your chances of observing the region’s diverse and magnificent wildlife, such as whales, seals, muskox, walruses and polar bears. If conditions allow, this itinerary will also include Severnaya Zemlya, the last major territorial discovery on Earth. Come aboard and venture to one of the most remote corners of the globe with the most experienced expedition team in the industry.

High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos
Expedition in Brief

Experience a true expedition as we explore rarely visited Severnaya Zemlya

Encounter iconic Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and seabirds

Explore glaciated Novaya Zemlya, where the earliest Arctic explorers overwintered

Visit significant sites at Franz Josef Land and learn about the region’s fascinating history

Discover rarely visited islands of the icy Kara Sea

Make Your Polar Dream a Reality

All we need is a little bit of information about your travel preferences and one of our Polar Travel Advisors will be in touch.

Included Activities

Passengers Hiking in Svalbard
Hiking

Hiking

Hiking in the polar regions differs from your typical trail experience. Here, in a tree-less terrain, you are the tallest figure on the landscape as you walk over spongy tundra, crusty snow or sandy beaches in remotes parts of the... Read more
Passenger getting ready for a polar plunge in the Arctic

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is scheduled once during each voyage. Throughout the journey, the Expedition Leader and Captain constantly monitor conditions in order to choose the optimal time and location. The Polar Plunge sometimes takes plac... Read more
Zodiac cruising in the Arctic
Zodiac

Zodiac Cruising

Zodiacs are used for transferring you ashore, transporting your luggage when necessary and for taking you ocean-level cruising among icebergs, whales and seabirds. During the expedition, you will visit remote and isolated sites th... Read more

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Make Your Polar Dream a Reality

All we need is a little bit of information about your travel preferences and one of our Polar Travel Advisors will be in touch.

Extend Your Trip

Getting to the Arctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark Expeditions offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Arctic adventure. Contact Us

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